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December 04, 2016
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Fireworks, flagpoles and firearms; Tusten gets closer to final decisions

The flagpole in front of the Tusten Town Hall will remain where it is.
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

The meeting ended with the resolution to hold a public hearing asking for input regarding the resolution to oppose national gun control legislation. The towns of Thompson, Callicoon and Cochecton have already passed such legislation. When the issue came up, whispers of “it should be passed now” and impassioned speeches about Constitutional rights as Americans flew through the air. After being urged to sign the resolution right then and there, Ritter expressed the importance of having a public hearing on the matter. It was put to a vote and it was unanimously passed that there will be a public hearing to be held on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. The next board meeting will be the same day at 7 p.m.